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  •  This might be where the bit torrent angle comes in (2+ / 0-)
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    nchristine, kurt

    Bit torrent uses the machines of users to stream data to other users.
    That's where the 'torrent' comes in, when a bunch of small computers are hosting and sharing the material.

    The phishing claim would be that 'someone' installed bit torrent on the 'plaintiff's' computer. Then 'other people' were streaming material through those machines.

    If Charter gives the plaintiff the isp logs, then the plaintiff can look to see if copyrighted material was shared.

    Then they go to the actual copyright holder and get them to sue for actual damages.

    Or more likely as has been suggested, they go to the charter customers and say, "We know you were streaming other people's content" we'll squeal if you don't pay us.

    Take back the House in 2014!!!! ( 50-state strategy needed)

    by mungley on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 04:35:22 PM PST

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